Measurers Corner

Measurer’s Interpretations and Recommendations

Topic:Boom
Question:Is the dimension for placement of the boom bail correct?
ID Number:000028
Date:2009-01-26
Short Answer:No 
Answer:Section IV-6.4 is not consistent with the Official Plans and how the boom is built. Section IV-6.4 states: "A bail (stainless steel) for the Mainsheet turning block shall be located 13 feet 3/4 inches from the after face of the mast." Official Plan indicates 13-3/4 inches from the black band (which is at 13 ft 3-5/8 in from the mast). 
Section:§:IV-6.4 
Status:Affirmed-X
Action Date: 
Tue Aug 20 23:13:31 2019
DateNameComment
2009-01-26Richard RobbinsThe proposed change (to get the rules to match how the booms are built) is: §IV-6.4 A bail (stainless steel) for the Mainsheet turning block shall be located 12 feet 1-7/8 inches from the after face of the mast. Official Plan is OK but would be changed to measure the bail from the mast rather then the black band.